Organization, Trust and Control: A Realist Analysis

  title={Organization, Trust and Control: A Realist Analysis},
  author={M. Reed},
  journal={Organization Studies},
  pages={201 - 228}
  • M. Reed
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Organization Studies
This paper develops a critical realist analysis of trust/control relations within and between complex organizations. It suggests that trust/control relations are most usefully seen as structures of interrelated `positioned-practices' which generate, shape and constrain the development of contrasting forms of expert power in a range of organizational contexts. The paper opens with a general overview of a number of currently influential theoretical perspectives on trust/control relations in… Expand
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